College of Trichological Science and Practice (CTSP)
CTSP is the UK's newest and most ambitious trichological training provider. As a not-for-profit company, our mission is simple: to deliver high-quality hair and scalp science education and training that drives sustainable trichological career pathways, fosters sector-wide diversity, and encourages collaboration and inclusion.
Designed and developed by leading industry experts, experienced trichologists and education professionals, our range of accredited programmes and short courses are purpose-built to increase the knowledge and understanding of hair science and the management or treatment of hair loss conditions across an array of sectors and specialisms.
CTSP accredited Certificate and Diploma programmes are written and assessed at academic levels* 4, 5 and 6. We're delighted to offer the most advanced trichological education and training in the UK. Our specialised programmes of study are mapped and aligned to National Occupational Standards (NOS), delivered and assessed in line with recognised educational best practices and provides foundation to higher level programs of study in Clinical Trichology. Our training and education pathway offers maximum flexibility, allowing you to meet your personal and professional objectives while combining engaging study with the demands of working life. You can enter and exit our pathway at different points, to gain individually accredited, programmes of study, accredited by a regulated external awarding body, designed to help you succeed whatever your next planned career step.
Our accredited programmes provide fantastic opportunities to develop or enhance your existing knowledge and skills, particularly in the sectors of hairdressing and barbering, aesthetics, and cosmetic science. For those seeking a career in trichology, CTSP will nurture your ambition, and support your learning journey, whether its your desire to be recognised as a competent trichologist, or to work in any of the many and exciting trichology related sectors.
Our new, unique and exciting education and training pathway for Clinical Trichology is purposefully designed to forge a closer alignment between those working in trichological practice and existing allied healthcare professions. This momentous milestone in trichology's rich 100+ year history will ensure trichology is more relevant to societal needs than ever before.
*CTSP customised programmes have been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners in the trichological sector. We have benchmarked the learning outcomes and assessment criteria at equivalent levels to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) to identify their academic level and depth of study. Our programmes are accredited and recognised by EduQual who are a regulated awarding body.
Dr Gill Westgate
Chair CTSP Executive Committee
Unit Author and Lecturer